This is a crucial period for county areas, with key reforms coming forward this year on local government funding, devolution, adult social care, and a range of other policy areas directly affecting county authorities and local residents.
The County APPG works to ensure that county authorities and their communities are given an influential voice, acting as a forum to raise county issues – and opportunities – in Parliament and around Westminster. It promotes and illustrates the importance of county councils and county unitary authorities to MPs, peers, ministers and policymakers, proactively engaging with government legislation and policy that affects local government and the public services that matter to residents in county areas.
Active since 2013, the County APPG has produced three influential reports on social mobility, economic growth deals in county areas, and health and social care integration. The APPG hosts regular briefings and informal receptions for networking within Parliament.
You can download the APPG’s latest report, Social Mobility in Counties, here.
As a key policies, Bills and legislation are set out, the County Councils Network (The County APPG’s secretariat) will provide insight and analysis on the key issues facing county councils and county unitary authorities.
If you are a Parliamentarian who is interested in joining the County APPG, please email firstname.lastname@example.org